Decentralized Archivist Communities Part 1: Introducing SAVE

Day and Time: June 15, 6:30-8:30pm

Description: Led by the OpenArchive team, this needs assessment workshop provides a space for participants to share their real-world experiences, challenges, and successes with mobile archiving. The workshop will touch upon best practices surrounding mobile media archiving and introduce the Save app to participants and demo its functionality. This phone application allows users to import and share media from other phone apps, leveraging a suite of privacy-enhancing technologies to safeguard their media and identity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover similar and diverging challenges faced by other participants in the space
  • Learn some archival best practices for mobile media archiving
  • Learn about the Save app and how it can simplify archiving workflows

Instructors: Natalie Cadranel and Alex Esenler, OpenArchive

Natalie is the founder and executive director of Open Archive. She is an archivist and ethnographer working at the nexus of human rights, design, and technology. She aims to protect and amplify community media by helping organizations better manage, encrypt, and preserve their evidentiary media. She consults with human rights-focused organizations worldwide and was a 2019 fellow at Stanford’s Digital Civil Society Lab. Over the last two decades, she shaped initiatives dedicated to improving access to information for social and environmental justice organizations. She holds a Masters from the UC Berkeley School of Information and a Bachelors in International Relations from UC Davis.

Alex is Deputy Director of Open Archive. She is a data and database nerd who is passionate about knowledge sharing and building systems that amplify impact, improve workflows, and facilitate collaboration. She’s been active in the digital and human rights, media and democracy, and communications spaces for nearly a decade through work with mission-oriented organizations such as Global Voices,the Center for Global Communication Studies, and Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania. Recent projects include Global Voices’ Civic Media Observatory which uses deep qualitative analysis from local researchers to increase understanding of what is going on in regional media ecosystems. She holds a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelors in History and Communications from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

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